Mardi Gras Drinks For Island Time Radio

The good times will be rolling soon in New Orleans!   Here’s a few Mardi Gras cocktails by which you can celebrate at home!20110307french7513

French 75

This fizzy cocktail is named after the French 75mm field gun used in World War 2.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Champagne or sparkling wine
  • Garnish: long thin lemon spiral and cocktail cherry

Shake the gin, lemon juice, and sugar until chilled.  Strain into a chilled champagne flute.  Top with the champagne and garnish.

Sazerac

This is truly the king of New Orleans cocktails

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3 or 4 dashes bitters
  • a few drops water
  • 2 ounces rye whiskey
  • 1 teaspoon absinthe
  • lemon peel

Pour the absinthe into a double old-fashioned glass, swirling it to coat the glass.  Discard the extra absinthe.    In a mixing glass, combine sugar, bitters, and a few drops of water. Mix until sugar is dissolved, and add rye. Add plenty of ice, and stir for about 30 seconds.  Strain the liquid from your mixing glass into the serving glass. Twist a piece of lemon peel over the drink. Indulge.

 

Hurricane

20110307hurricaneprimaryThis cocktail, when made correctly, is fruity and tart, with a nice hit of fresh lemon and rich dark rum.  This is the classic method for this drink, not the mass-produced premix you get at many bars.

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces dark Jamaican rum
  • 1 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 ounce passion fruit syrup

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker and add plenty of crushed ice. Shake well and pour, unstrained, into old fashioned glass, tiki mug or Hurricane glass. Garnish with orange slice and a cherry.

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Pirate Drinks!

Simple Pirate Grog Recipe 
Add approximately one ounce of fine rum to a glass of water.
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Pirate Grog
1 oz of Rum
the juice of half a lime
one or two teaspoons of cane sugar
fill the rest of your mug with water.
Bombo
2 oz rum
1 oz water
2 sugar cubes
Sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon
Sangaree (AKA Sangria)
Red wine
Oranges, peaches, or any other fresh fruit
Sugar and lemon peels
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14 Vodka Drinks So Easy A Baby Can Make Them

14 Vodka Drinks So Easy A Baby Can Make Them.  dU4ljdb

Here you go, a dozen plus drinks that you can mostly make with a bottle of vodka and three juices.    You will need vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice, kosher salt, club soda, and a lime.

I will start with a basic, the Screwdriver (or as I call it, the easiest cocktail in the world).

Screwdriver
1 1/2 oz vodka
orange juice
Combine ingredients over ice in a highball glass. Stir and serve.

Hairy Navel
1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz peach schnapps
orange juice
Combine over ice. Stir and serve.

Madras
1 1/2 oz vodka
orange juice
cranberry juice
Combine ingredients over ice in a highball glass. Stir and serve.

Sex On The Beach
1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz peach schnapps
1 oz cranberry juice
orange juice
In a large glass, combine all ingredients over ice. Balance with orange juice. Shake and serve.

Quickie On The Beach
1 1/2 oz vodka
1 oz peach schnapps
Pour into a shaker with ice. Shake & strain into a shot glass.

Cape Codder
1 1/2 oz vodka
cranberry juice
Combine over ice. Stir and serve. Garnish with a lime if desired.

Bad Habit
1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz peach schnapps
cranberry juice
Combine over ice. Stir and serve.

Baybreeze
1 1/2 oz vodka
cranberry juice
pineapple juice
Combine over ice. Stir and serve.

Cool Breeze
1 1/2 oz vodka
cranberry juice
pineapple juice
Combine over ice. Top with a splash of club soda.

Crandazzle
1 1/2 oz vodka
1/2 ounce peach schnapps
club soda
Combine over ice. Top with a splash of club soda.

Greyhound
1 1/2 oz vodka
grapefruit juice
Combine over ice. Stir and serve.

Salty Dog
1 1/2 oz vodka
grapfruit juice
Combine in a shaker with ice. Give it a quick toss and serve in a salted glass.

Seabreeze
1 1/2 oz vodka
cranberry juice
grapefruit juice
Combine over ice. Stir and serve.

Grapefruit Fizz
1 1/2 oz vodka
Splash of grapefruit
Club soda
Combine over ice.

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Island Time Radio 5/1/17

Fresh back from my trip to Austin, TX and just before Cinco de Mayo means it’s time for some margarita recipes!!!!

 

Electric Margarita
1 1/4 oz tequila
1 oz blue curacao
4 oz sour mix

Pre-chill an unsalted margarita glass with ice. Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. Shake shake shake! Pour into the prepared glass. 

Catalina Margarita
1 1/4 oz tequila
1 oz peach schnapps
1 oz blue curacao
4 oz sour mix

Pre-chill an unsalted margarita glass with ice. Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled shaker. Shake shake shake! Pour into the prepared glass. Anytime I use blue curacao, I like to garnish with an orange wedge.

 

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New York Themed Cocktails

IMG_20161209_210951-EFFECTS.jpgHaving just returned from a trip to New York City, I will be sharing some New York themed cocktails on tonight’s Island Time Radio Show.

Manhattan
2 oz rye whiskey
1 oz sweet vermouth
Dash bitters
Cherry for garnish

Shake or stir with ice then strain into a cocktail glass.  Can also be served over ice.

Bronx
3 oz gin
1/2 oz sweet vermouth
1/2 oz dry vermouth
1 1/2 oz orange juice

Shake well with ice.  Strain into a cocktail glass.

Staten Island Ferry
2 oz Malibu rum
2 oz pineapple juice.

Pour over ice and stir.

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Celebrate Repeal Day!

12647240_10154293106467923_4895970920695363372_nSince 2006, I have been recognizing Repeal Day.  I was inspired by my bar brother in the PNW, Jeffrey Morganthaler.   When I first started, people thought I made it up.  But it caught on over time.  Today, people will be celebrating from DC to Chicago to LA

We will be celebrating tonight at The Humidor Cigar Bar & Lounge in Palm Coast,  beginning at 7:00pm with a ceremonial reading of the 21st Amendment.

The Humidor, located in European 1235349_10152354813937923_271916993_nVillage, is a classic space boasting leather, dark woods, and a fantastic vibe.   Guests are encouraged to dress in the attire of the era (1
0% Discount On EVERYTHING for those dressed for the occasion).    In addition, Anchor Steam Beer will be $2 all day.  Anchor Steam is a pre-prohibition brew from San Francisco.

Wherever you are, I encourage you to celebrate your constitutional right to have a drink.   Cheers!

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Thanksgiving Drinks For Island Time Radio

12647240_10154293106467923_4895970920695363372_nSince Thanksgiving is right around the corner, I am mixing up some cocktails for the occasion.

Cranberry Margarita
1.5 oz tequila
2 oz sour mix
1 oz cranberry juice

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice.  Shake, shake, shake!  Pour over ice into your favorite margarita glass.     Also tastes yummy when disguised in a red dixie cup.

Cheesecake Martini
2 oz Absolut® Vanilia vodka
1 oz cranberry juice

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker half filled with ice.  Shake, shake, shake!  Strain into your favorite chilled martini glass.  Can also be served over ice.

Pudding Shots
1/4 cup Kahlua® coffee liqueur
1/4 cup Bailey’s® irish cream
1/4 cup vodka
8 ounce tub Cool Whip
5 oz box chocolate instant pudding

Mix all ingredients in a mixing bowl and pour into 14 plastic shot glasses.    Put into the freezer to set, then remove to the fridge a few hours before your party.

 

Fins Up to my friends at Island Time Radio!!

http://itrshow.com

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Daytona News Journal Best Around Awards (I Need Your Votes!)

I want you to want me!!!!

The Daytona Beach News Journal is holding their annual “Best Around Contest” voting from today until July 29th and I am here to ask for your votes and endorse a few of my peers.    Please take a few minutes to help local businesses.

I’m asking you to join me in voting for these businesses.   

 

  • Best Cigar Lounge: The Humidor Cigar Bar & Lounge
  • Best Beer Selection: The Humidor Cigar Bar & Lounge
  • Best Bar & Lounge:  The Humidor Cigar Bar & Lounge
  • Best Event Planner: Fun Coast Bartending
  • Best Local  Tourist Attraction:  TikiTender

 

 

  • Best Live Entertainment:  European Village
  • Best Concert Venue:  European Village
  • Best Place For A Date:  European Village
  • Best Local Festival:  Palm Coast Sunday Farmer’s & Artisans Market
  • Best Customer Service:  Office Divvy
  • Best DJ Service:  Pyramid Disc Jockeys
  • Best Music School:  Mason Music
  • Best Pet Shop:  The Bark Spot

 

Go here for the ballot http://news-journal.secondstreetapp.com/l/The-Flagler-Palm-Coast-NewsTribune-Readers-Choice

 

 

 

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Party Punches For Phlocking Of The Phaithful

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If you’re headed to Put In Bay for the 22nd Annual Phlocking of The Phaithful (or just wish you were) get prepared ahead of time with these  one gallon punch recipes!

Citron My Face
One 750 ml bottle Absolut Citron
One Liter bottle sour mix
One 2 Liter bottle of 7-Up

Build in a gallon jug, then pour over ice.  Be sure to give it a little shake before pouring.

Put In Punch
Half of a 750 ml bottle of Captain Morgan
Half of a 750 ml bottle of Malibu
8 oz vanilla vodka
Pineapple & Cranberry Juice
7-Up (Optional)

In a gallon jug,  combine the liquors and balance with equal parts juices.    Store until ready.   Pour over ice in your favorite party cup.  Add a little 7-Up to make it fizzy, if desired.

 

 

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A Little Bit About Steelhead Double IPA

Steelhead Double IPA comes to us from Mad River Brewing  in Humboldt County, California.   Malty, hoppy and robust, Double IPA is dry hopped with Amarillo hops for a fresh piney and citrus flavor and aroma. Aggressively hopped, but perfectly balanced.  This is one of those weird IPAs that I (a stout drinker) have great appreciation for.   At 8.6% ABV and 95 IBU, this brew is not for the faint of palate.   The balance is what makes it great, in my opinion.

I featured this beer as part of Craft Beer Week  last year at The Humidor Cigar Bar & Lounge in Palm Coast.

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Today (Wednesday) only, I am running this beer on special for $2.50.  That’s PBR price, people.  A perfect opportunity to try something new!

 

 


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It all started with a stranger walking up to the bar and asking “Aren’t you that TikiTender guy from Myspace?”

 

 

 

 

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